There’s something to be said for the slow, tactile experience of creating something physical that can help you now and can capture who you were for the future

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I add to these pages, and refer to them for self-guidance, almost daily. It is clear to me, now more than ever, that I know who I am and what my purpose in life is. It is my sincerest hope that what I reflect into the world matches.

I’ve always been interested in the history of the everyday

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This made me curious about the origins of all forms of advertising for love. When? Where? How? Why?  What? As a historian by training, I have a keen awareness that very little in our world is truly new. Plus ca change, and all that. There was almost always an earlier iteration. And sure enough, it turned out there was, to a surprising and fascinating extent.

The piece flowed like unintended poetry and I decided to title it “Unscripted”

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Lately, I have once again had that “itch”- almost like a gnawing sensation – to thrust the entangled thoughts inside my head out on paper (or in this case in print) with the hopes that they will unravel. I have found the issue to be that I have too many things I want to say that I simply do not know where to start. I know I eventually want to write books but what about? Self help? Fiction? My life? I also have an issue with overthinking as you can see (and as do most people) So for now, I am just going to write when ever I feel that “itch” that “gnaw”. I am going to write what ever is in my head at that particular moment. It may not have a structure at first. It may just be a sentence here and there, but it is a start.

Disney is competing in various industries simultaneously, but all of them are connected by a common theme: Storytelling

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Disney is by far, is one of the biggest brands in the world and one that we deeply admire. The company is in a very unique space, successfully dominating the storytelling space for all ages and continues to make plans to further lead the industry. It has purchased 21st Century Fox, renaming it TFCF, and Marvel and Star Wars recently, three blockbuster engines to further fuel the company’s future.

I can’t begin to count the number of people who have told me they want to be writers, but don’t know how

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Reading is fun and I think it’s part of writing. It’s educational, and inspirational. It lets you connect with other people and places who never existed, possibly never could never exist. But that’s what writing is about, isn’t it? I know there are other ways to connect. You can Zoom, Facetime, and Skype. You can connect via email, telephones, even actual written letters though that has become a rarity, even for those of us who otherwise can’t stop writing. As long as there are computers, printers, and books, life goes on.

Stories and art naturally spark our imagination and remind us to play, to connect with, and nurture our inner child

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When you think of me starting a podcast, what do you envision? What titles and topics circulate in your mind? My goal is to start recording soon and have 7-10 episodes ready to air by my birthday in early September. I want all of you to be a part of this journey as you continue to light me up every day, even if you don’t realize it. Thank you all for always being a part of my light that helps me shine bright (especially on my gloomy days)!